F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Royal Thai Air Force

Found 9 aircraft, displaying termsofuse.html-9 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
14 Feb 2011 [w/o] 10202 81-0668 RTAF 102 sqn F-16A Block 15C ADF News Article Details
The F-16 crashed in Chaiyaphum province while taking part in the Cobra Gold 2011 exercise. The pilot managed to eject safely. Cause is yet unknown.
24 Jun 2015 [w/o] 10208 81-0754 RTAF 102 sqn F-16A Block 15F ADF News Article Details
The aircraft skidded off a taxiway and crashed into a drainage ditch at Korat AB at 13:00h local time. The pilot ejected and was slightly hurt.
14 Feb 2011 [w/o] 10212 81-0774 RTAF 102 sqn F-16A Block 15G ADF News Article Details
The F-16 crashed in Chaiyaphum province while taking part in the Cobra Gold 2011 exercise. The pilot managed to eject safely. Cause is yet unknown.
14 Sep 2009 [act] 10201 82-1032 RTAF 102 sqn F-16B Block 15K ADF Details
Damaged on landing at Korat AB where it engaged the barrier at the end of the runway. One landing gear was broken and both wing leading edges were damaged.
Mar 1999 [act] 10302 86-0380 RTAF 103 sqn F-16B Block 15AA OCU Details
Suffered a hard landing on the right main landing gear. Leaving the gear down, the pilot initiated a go around while ground crew inspected the gear via binoculars. All cockpit indications and visual exams were good, so the pilot attempted a full stop landing. After weight on wheels, the aircraft settled to the right, coming to rest on the centerline tank and right wing tip due to the right main landing gear being broken at the 341 bulkhead.
16 Feb 2004 [sto] 40309 90-7022 RTAF 403 sqn F-16A Block 15AY OCU Details
Damaged during a private demonstration for some pre-cadets at Takhli AB. While taxiing at high speed the aircraft lost control going off the runway damaging the right wing and nose. Aircraft considered repairable.
18 Oct 2010 [w/o] 40315 90-7028 RTAF 403 sqn F-16A Block 15AZ OCU Details
The F-16 went missing at 10:00 hours local near Den Mai Sung village in tambon Mae Salit in Ban Tak district. The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Thanikorn Luangrungwaree, didn't survive the crash.
20 Feb 2015 [w/o] 10316 91-0065 RTAF 103 sqn F-16A Block 15AJ OCU News Article Details
The F-16 crashed in Khok Sampong district in Lop Buri around 14:40 local time while it was taking part in missile firing training in neighbouring Chai Badan district, killing the pilot, Flt Lt Noppanon Niwasanon.
15 Jan 2004 [w/o] 10318 91-0067 RTAF 103 sqn F-16A Block 15AJ OCU Details
Written off in a heavy landing accident at Korat AB. At approximately 14:30 hours local time the aircraft experienced a self-recovering engine stall which influenced the pilot to make an SFO landing. Although later investigation revealed that the engine was operating normally, the pilot did not wish to go around to correct a high sink rate and landed the aircraft short. The impact broke both main landing gear and bounced the aircraft to the far end of the runway, where it settled onto it's centerline tank. The aircraft departed the runway at the far end and slightly right of centerline, where the right hand horizontal tail struck the barrier net take-up reel and broke the aircraft at the FS462 bulkhead. Damage analysis revealed over 7 broken bulkheads and numerous other parts were damaged as well, prompting the RTAF to declare this aircraft a write-off.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available

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